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Pioneer Scholarships

The following scholarships are available through the Pioneer Scholarships website. Log in with your MyCSUEB credentials.  Other general scholarships are also available on the site.

  • Parry Family Nursing Scholarship
  • Isabel Chenoweth MT Diablo Foundation
  • The Elsie Sanderson Scholarship
  • Alameda/Contra Costa County Medical Association Scholarship (automatically considered based on your completed General Application)


Non Pioneer Scholarships
Name of the Scholarship Due By Number of Scholarships Amount Criteria

Uniform Advantage - GNSA Scholarship

Graduate Nursing Scholarship

January 31, 2020


September 2020




  • Enrolled in graduate nursing program
  • GNSA member (free to join)
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident


  • Academic or Professional Reference
  • 500 word essay

See scholarship website for additional details.

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Foundation Scholarship June 14, 2020 Varies Varies


  • Enrolled in accredited nursing program
    (BSN, MSN and Ph.D. candidates, including international students)
  • Current GPA 3.00 or higher
  • Interested in perioperative/surgical nursing


  • academics/transcripts
  • personal statement indicating interest/ experience in periop/ surgical nursing
  • financial need
  • accurate completion of scholarship application


Nu-Xi At Large Sigma Theta Tau
Scholarship Fund
Early June Two $500
  • First or Second Year nursing students
  • GPA >= 3.5
  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrate need
  • Essay

Platinum Educational Group (PEG) EMS, Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship 

June 1, 2020

One for each group



  • Enrolled in EMS, Nursing or Allied Health Program at time of award


  • Download scholarship packet and submit form and packet on website
  • Letter of Recommendation form
  • Brief essay (500 words)

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center Auxiliary (MPMC)

May 15, 2020


Range from $1,000-10,000


  • Current resident of San Mateo County for at least one year (except MPMC employee)
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Enrolled in or accepted to a healthcare career program with completed prerequisites


  • Applications will be accepted beginning March 15
  • Applications must be received in the Auxiliary Office by May 15
  • Funding is for the next academic year
  • Applicants must fill out the application online, print it and mail with all items listed below to the following address:

    MPMC Auxiliary Scholarship Program
    1501 Trousdale Drive, Room 5100
    Burlingame, CA 94010


Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) COVID-19 Hardship Scholarship via BaySync

temporary needs-based scholarship to assist students who are not financially stable to prepare for the quarantine period

May 4, 2020 fifty $500


  • Complete application form via BaySync 
  • Good standing with university
  • Member of ASI (ASI fee is part of tuition)
  • Enrolled in spring 2020
    • 6 units for graduate students
    • 12 units for undergraduate students


  • Documented proof of hardship
  • 200 word essay
  • Consent to ASI to verify Enrollment Status
  • Consent to ASI to publicize scholarship recipients and their stories through social media



California East Bay Oncology Nursing Society (CEBONS) Scholarship


April 10, 2020




  • Undergraduate Nursing Student at Concord Campus
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Enrolled in and in good standing
  • Interest in Oncology Nursing
  • Financial Need (100 word statement)
  • Essay 500 words or less on why he/she chose nursing, volunteer work, career plans, interest in oncology.
  • Letter of recommendation from two Nursing faculty

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarship

February 14



See brochure or SVCF website for all listed scholarships, including Latinos in Technology Scholarship.

eQuality Scholarship


January 31, 2020 Up to Two $6000


  • Service to LGBT+ community
  • Enrolled in ADN or BSN Program
  • Good academic standing


  • Service to LGBT+ community
  • Leadership
  • Hardship or special circumstances
  • Academic Achievement
  • Available for interview March 15 or March 21


Ava Elliott Student Scholarship

January 28, 2020 One $500 Nursing students interested in working at Children's Hospital
  • 3rd or 4th year of BSN program or:
  • enrolled in Masters entry RN program at undergraduate level or:
  • enrolled in other RN baccalaureate programs (e.g. accelerated program). Minorities encouraged to apply.


California Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) Scholarship Not Due At This Time Varies Varies


  • Enrolled in state-approved pre-licensure nursing program
  • Current NSNA member
  • Current GPA 3.00 or higher
  • Personal essay
  • Letter of reference
  • Nursing student engagement examples


California Association of Colleges of Nursing (CACN)

Graduate Nursing Student Scholarship

Not Due At This Time Two $2000 ELIGIBILITY:
  • Students preparing for or in role of nurse educator
  • Enrolled in graduate nursing program
  • GPA 3.25 or higher
  • Committed to teach in School of Nursing at baccalaureate level for two years

  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Recent CV


Washington Hospital Service League Scholarship

Not Due At This Time One $1000 Students who are pursuing studies in a health-related field.
  • U.S. Citizen/ Permanent Resident (provide proof)
  • Resident of Washington Hospital District -  Fremont, Newark, Union City, and part of Hayward.
  • 22 years of age or younger as of December 31st.
  • Accepted by accredited school offering associate, bachelor or higher degree program in health-related field.
  • Full-time student.
  • Official high school or current college transcript
  • At least 100 hours volunteer service or work in health-related field.
  • Current letters of recommendation, one each, from three of following: a. Designee of Volunteer Services, b. Employer, c. Counselor/Advisor, d. Teacher
Eden Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Not Due At This Time Varies Varies
  • Resident of Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo or Ashland
  • Enrolled and in good standing
  • Complete forms
  • Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
Other Nursing Scholarships
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